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posted by [personal profile] kchew at 04:17pm on 08/07/2009
I've been getting more reading done in the last few months than I did last year at this date. As of the end of last month, I've read 38 books so far this year, which means that I'm more than on target for the 50-book-a-year challenge. Yay! This makes me very very happy.

I've been enjoying the books that I've been reading, too. I'm working my way through the Merchant Princes series by Charles Stross (1 and 2 down, 3 under way) and started the Mercy Thompson books by Patricia Briggs (totally fluffy, totally tasty), finished a Meg Cabot novel (Boy Meets Girl) and read Michelle Sagara's new Cast novel (Cast in Silence).

The second Mercy Thompson book just came into the library for me, and I'm going to use it as a very tasty carrot to help me to finish off a project sitting on my desk.

Reading makes me happy. Obvious, but still worth performing a happy dance over occasionally.
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posted by [identity profile] listeme.livejournal.com at 01:19am on 09/07/2009
I have twice looked at the Merchant Princes series in the store and not yet bought them. Perhaps I shall!
 
posted by [identity profile] kchew.livejournal.com at 02:36am on 09/07/2009
They are very clearly (says John) an homage to Zelazny's Amber series, and Stross is very open about it. I found the idea interesting, and the books are diverting if not prose for the ages. They're getting better as they go on, and things get more complicated and byzantine. The idea of porting certain economic ideas from our world to a medieval one is certainly a lot of fun!

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